The first week of a new year is over.
Guess what I’ve gotten done.

No progress has been made.

Sure, I’ve done things.
I’ve exercised.
I’ve gone to the grocery store.
I’ve washed dishes & clothes.

And, I know what you’re thinking.
(Ok. Maybe not.)

Those are the things of daily life,
Which is true.

But I want to do things that help my daily life improve.

How do you get your life under control?

Perhaps more importantly…
How do you keep it there?

Nevertheless make it better, easier or fun.

This is my project for the year.
This is what I plan to get done.

Of course, that’s awfully vague.
It could literally cover any & everything.

But that’s where I’m at.

What would make my daily life flow effortless?
What would help make each day the best?

My answer…

Taming my mess,

Which includes clutter related to physical & non-physical things.

When I think of all I need to do…
Of how far I have to go

I become overwhelmed.

So, I think small.
Focus on breaking things down.

Progress happens one small step at a time.

I ask myself,
“What small step can I take to get myself in line?”

I plan to focus on one step a day
No matter how tiny it may be.

Of course, if overzealous or on a role,
I can do more.

But I’m thinking of the long haul.

I don’t want to keep tackling the same problems over & over again.

From this point on,
I want to address things once,

Which requires getting to the underlying issue
And putting systems in place.

Since what I do today will (sure enough)
Need doing again another day.

I need to start making firm decisions –
Even if not best.


Create habits that make certain I don’t find myself where I began.

So, each day I’ll tackle a problem.
And come up with a solution for it.

Then, I’ll try it out for a time to see if it works.

If not, I’ll go back to the drawing board.

Learning obsessed. Growth focused. Wisdom seeking. Recovering perfectionist. In eternal struggle to tame obsessive compulsive tendencies.

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